Wildfire suppression has changed the state of our forest health and created the need to remove excess trees which may have otherwise been naturally thinned through fire. IRM supports conservation based thinning and managing forestlands to protect old-growth, expand habitat for threatened species and provide timber and jobs for local economies. Restoration thinning provides a safe, effective means to restore forest and prairie habitats to their natural states. It is often the best approach on sites that have altered plant communities that will not return to a desired condition through natural processes.
- Thinning prescription analysis, design and layout
- Tree marking (where necessary)
- Thinning using skid steer machine or labor crews with chainsaws
- Thinning supervision and administration
Please visit our Projects: Habitat Restoration page for examples of Restoration Thinning Projects completed by IRM.